Geolabs Limited have recently implemented their laboratory expansion which has included the next phase of their advanced testing capabilities, with more Anisotropic CAU/CAD triaxial equipment featuring local strain and shear wave velocity measurements as well as Resonant Column (GDSRCA), Direct and Simple Shear (EMDCSS) and Continuous Rate of Strain Consolidation (CRS) test facilities.
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This recent expansion reinforces Geolabs commitment to continuously evolving and innovating to ensure that they provide the widest range of soil and rock testing resources to all their clients in both the commercial and research sectors at their Birmingham and Watford UKAS accredited laboratories. Read the full article here.

Having worked as a specialist in geotechnical engineering for more than 40 years. Hardev Sidhu the former Managing Director of SGC (Surrey Geotechnical Consultants) identified a demand for a specialist geotechnical testing services company within Dubai. After a year of planning and preparation, Hardev and his team opened the doors of Geotechnical Testing Consultants (GTC), an advanced geotechnical testing and consulting laboratory.
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GTC specialise in using cutting-edge  computer controlled automated testing apparatus, with the ability to perform advanced testing techniques such as small strain measurement, bender elements and resonant column testing. Read the full article here.

Luke Valvona, Pre-Sales Engineer at GDS Instruments talks through the features and benefits of GDS' Advanced Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (DYNTTS).
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Overview of GDS' Range of Hydraulic Loading Frames (HLF). The frames have a hydraulic dynamic actuator mounted on the cross beam for axial stress/strain cyclic dynamic loading. The load frames are available in 100kN, 250kN and 1500kN loads.
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Overview of GDS' Large Automated Direct Shear System (GDSLADS). An electro-mechanical direct shear testing device for large samples, up to 300mm square or round. Different sample sets can be used to achieve the following types of testing in one system: Standard Direct Shear up to 300 x 300mm x 150mm, Geomembrane Shear test, Rock Mechanics sample set.
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Luke Valvona, Pre-Sales Engineer at GDS Instruments talks through the features and benefits of GDS' Electro-Mechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Apparatus (EMDCSS).
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